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Delhi violence toll rises to 24

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Feb 26 - After two days of communal clashes that claimed 24 lives, a brittle quiet settled over parts of riot-hit northeast Delhi on Wednesday but there was violence in some other places with shops set ablaze and the body of an IB staffer found in a drain.

As police conducted flag marches and security personnel spread out across the northeastern edge of India�s national capital in a bid to quell the violence raging since Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first reaction appealed for peace and brotherhood.

Asserting that it was important calm was restored at the earliest, Modi said on Twitter, �Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy.�

The task of bringing the situation under control was given to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

�What has happened has happened. Inshallah, there will be complete peace here,� Doval said as he walked through the mostly mixed neighbourhoods of northeast Delhi and met locals.

On Tuesday, he undertook a late night tour with Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and newly-appointed Special Commissioner SN Shrivastava. Shrivastava is believed to have been handpicked by Doval after Patnaik faced flak for failing to curb the spiralling violence in the backdrop of US President Donald Trump�s visit, sources said.

On day three of the trouble, the death toll rose from 13 on Tuesday to 24 on Wednesday.

Calling the situation in northeast Delhi alarming, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Army should be called in as police is �unable� to establish control. � PTI

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Delhi violence toll rises to 24

NEW DELHI, Feb 26 - After two days of communal clashes that claimed 24 lives, a brittle quiet settled over parts of riot-hit northeast Delhi on Wednesday but there was violence in some other places with shops set ablaze and the body of an IB staffer found in a drain.

As police conducted flag marches and security personnel spread out across the northeastern edge of India�s national capital in a bid to quell the violence raging since Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first reaction appealed for peace and brotherhood.

Asserting that it was important calm was restored at the earliest, Modi said on Twitter, �Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy.�

The task of bringing the situation under control was given to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

�What has happened has happened. Inshallah, there will be complete peace here,� Doval said as he walked through the mostly mixed neighbourhoods of northeast Delhi and met locals.

On Tuesday, he undertook a late night tour with Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and newly-appointed Special Commissioner SN Shrivastava. Shrivastava is believed to have been handpicked by Doval after Patnaik faced flak for failing to curb the spiralling violence in the backdrop of US President Donald Trump�s visit, sources said.

On day three of the trouble, the death toll rose from 13 on Tuesday to 24 on Wednesday.

Calling the situation in northeast Delhi alarming, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Army should be called in as police is �unable� to establish control. � PTI

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